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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


Hi, I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I was wondering is anyone knew anything about this lens? I tried to search but nothing/not much came up about this particular brand. thanks

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Apr 01, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


Do not confuse Rokinon with Rikenon. I have no personal experience with Rokinon but after a brief search on google I am under the impression that all
things Rokinon are complete rubbish.



Apr 02, 2009 at 12:54 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


Search for the Samyang 85/1.4. They're all made by the same company. IIRC, the consensus is that it isn't as nice as say the Nikon 85/1.4, but for the price, its a pretty good lens. The major flaw seemed to be occasionally excessive CA.


Apr 02, 2009 at 04:20 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


Here you have a pic, no post-processed at all, only cropped. I think the lens is exelent for the price. This pic was taken with canon 5d mkII (full frame) the camera reports it as 50mm. To make manual focus easier you should change the focusing screen, in the case of 5Dmkii I bought the Eg-5

http://juliodelanuez.smugmug.com/Other/Rokinon-85-Samples/20091224delaNuez3280/748966738_CjCB2-XL.jpg


More pics, All @ 1.4:

http://juliodelanuez.smugmug.com/Other/Rokinon-85-Samples

Edited on Mar 05, 2010 at 11:04 PM · View previous versions



Dec 25, 2009 at 05:37 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


See here http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/829780

-Jim



Dec 25, 2009 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


nlwnb wrote:
Do not confuse Rokinon with Rikenon. I have no personal experience with Rokinon but after a brief search on google I am under the impression that all
things Rokinon are complete rubbish.


Your impression is totally wrong.

As other threads can attest, the Samyang (aka rokinon aka bower aka...) 85mm f/1.4 lens is a standout. Samyang is making quite a stir with its lens releases.



Dec 25, 2009 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


I have the Rokinon 85/1.4 - was $100. cheaper than the Vivitar version (same thing.) Love it. I also have a Rokunar 90/2.5 macro but that is just to show you how similiar some names can be.


Dec 25, 2009 at 09:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


I want to buy this Rokinon, but I want to make sure it works on a 1Ds II and a 1DMKIII.


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


jkermani wrote:
I want to buy this Rokinon, but I want to make sure it works on a 1Ds II and a 1DMKIII.


The Canon mount version will work on any Canon EF mount camera.



Dec 31, 2009 at 05:43 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


Thanks, the Amazon ad listed cameras that all took efs lenses so I wasn't sure.

Jeanette



Dec 31, 2009 at 06:35 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


Excellent lens. Also sold under Polar, Vivitar, Bower, and Samyang (manufacturer). They are putting out some pretty incredible stuff at really low prices. Works fine on my 5D2, 1D3, and the 1Ds3.

Dave



Dec 31, 2009 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


I forget were I saw it but some have developed some issues with the construction/ problems with the lens after a few months. May want to google and check

but looks like a good lens from what I have seen here.



Dec 31, 2009 at 07:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


I believe there has been some issues with the Nikon mount version and the auto-aperture stop down linkage... No concern really for the Canon mount version as it is completely manual/stop down aperture control.


Dec 31, 2009 at 08:50 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2667/4229133463_07cbb4baa2.jpg

First shot with mine, quite sharp wide open (some sharpness added).
Pretty pleased with it although even with an eyepiece magnifier wide open focusing is almost impossible.
No problem using live view @ 5x though.
Eventually i'll get a focus screen.



Dec 31, 2009 at 08:57 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


I read the same, but since I don't think to use it in other than 1.4, I don't care about it. Remember that where this lens shines is just at the widest aperture.

Edited on Jan 02, 2010 at 07:33 PM · View previous versions



Jan 01, 2010 at 04:52 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · rokinon 85mm f/1.4??


SJMD wrote:
I forget were I saw it but some have developed some issues with the construction/ problems with the lens after a few months. May want to google and check

but looks like a good lens from what I have seen here.



I read the same, but since I don't think to use it in other than 1.4, I don't care about it. Remember that where this lens shines is just at the widest aperture.



Jan 01, 2010 at 04:54 PM





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